Thursday, December 9, 2010

Snowball Candleholders


These snowball candle holders were really easy and I love how they turned out!




Start with basic candle holders from a craft store or dollar tree.


Use a paint brush to apply mod podge. Sprinkle on some Epsom salt (found in the first aid section) and allow to dry.
Brush on a second coat of mod podge and more Epsom salt.


The salt gives gives a little sparkle and enough coverage that battery operated tealights look like real flames.



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16 comments:

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

I would've never thought to use Epsom salt. So creative!!

M.O.T.B said...

Awesome! What a great super easy idea! So may uses!

Mrs. Adventure said...

I have seen these on candles but not just the holders I love it!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

oooo Love the look of these!

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

We just bought a huge box of epsom salt to make snowballs with this year, but now I think we will have to add votive to this list! I bet the Dollar Stores are FULL of them this time of year too. Thank you so much for another great idea!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

These are spectacular Megan! I love them. I would never have thought to use epsom salt like this. Thanks for the tute!

Tabitha said...

CUTE idea and super easy. Love it...great advent activity! Thanks for sharing.

Maggie said...

Those are so stinkin' cute!!!

You are brilliant.

GretchenP said...

love these! saving it to do as an after xmas 'winter' craft :)

lisbonlioness said...

WICKED! I totally love them. And I will make loads and loads of them!

Saraccino said...

How cool! I need epsom salt...!

Robin said...

I love this! I'm going to do some for winter decorating! Please come by my little blog-home on Wednesdays and link up your brilliance to All Things Inspired!
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Robin
All Things Heart and Home

Inspire Me Heather said...

Your candleholders are just lovely! Looks easy enough to do too, thanks for the tutorial. I've got this linked to my candles post as well today, nice job!

emily-kallista said...

brilliant idea!! especially here where we have no snow!! thank you for sharing xx

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

These turned out cute! I've been using a lot of epson salts lately, but your candle holder are adorable!

Jessica said...

Can you use regular candles inside? You mention the battery operated tealights but I'm wondering if regular candles would be OK?